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Historic fleet (Police collection)

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Volvo S70 T5, Traffic car

1998

Originally purchased by and served with Nottinghamshire Police until it was retired and used as a TV and Film prop car.

This vehicle is part of the museums historic fleet and is stored off-site and on the road. 

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Ford Transit Public Order Vehicle (POV)

2007

Originally equipped with a cell, purpose built storage for riot equipment and 10 seats for South Yorkshire Police. Retired from service in 2014 and donated to the museum as an exhibition vehicle.

This vehicle is part of the museums historic fleet and is stored off-site and on the road. 

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BMW R1200

c.2000

Originally served with South Yorkshire Police, later donated to the museum in 2014.

This vehicle is currently in off-site store.

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Italian scooter

c1990

This Italian 'City Police' scooter became part of the museums collection in 2017.

Currently on display at the museum in the Police Transport Gallery.

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BSA Gold Flash

c1950

This BSA was purpose built as a training aid to educate officers on the mechanics of the bike.

Currently on display at the museum in the Police Transport Gallery and kindly on loan from West Midlands Police.

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Land Rover

c.1990

Donated to the museum in early 2023, this Land Rover 110 was operational with the MPD (ministry of defence police). This vehicle weighs 3.5 tonnes and is fully armoured.

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Ford Anglia 100E

1959

This classic car was purchased and converted into a police car for the popular TV programme Heartbeat.

This vehicle is part of the museums historic fleet and is stored off-site and on the road. 

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Rover P6 Traffic Car

1976

Originally served with South Yorkshire Police, nicked named 'jam sandwich' and was refurbished by serving offices after being found in a scrap yard.

This vehicle is on display at the museum as part of the Police Transport Gallery. Part of the SYP collection.

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BMW Police Bike

c. 1970

Originally served with South Yorkshire Police until it was purchased from duty by the officer who served on it.

This vehicle is on display at the museum in the Police Transport Gallery.

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Le Velocette

1966

Nicknamed the 'noddy' bike, this Le Velocette served with Sheffield and Rotherham Police and remained with South Yorkshire Police before it became part of the museum collection.

Currently on display at the museum in the Police Transport Gallery. Part of the SYP collection.

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Ford

2007

This vehicle was a Area Response car for Bournemouth District of Dorset Constabulary until 2011. It was later donated in 2022 to the museum and is currently under the care of Wessex Fire and Rescue in Dorset.

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Morris Minor panda car

1968

Originally served with Bristol Police and would have been fitted with a much larger roof light for traffic duties.

This vehicle is part of the museums historic fleet and is stored off-site and on the road. 

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Rover Metro

1991

Originally served with the Met Police in London and was never fitted with blue lights. Later used as a TV and Film prop car on ITV's The Bill.

This vehicle is on display at the museum. 

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Armoured Landrover

c.1980

Originally served at Heathrow Airport and converted and re-purposed by South Yorkshire Police for special operations. 

This vehicle is currently on display at the museum in the Police Transport Gallery. Part of the SYP collection.

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Honda Pan European

2000

After serving with South Yorkshire Police, this bike was retired from service after being involved in a road traffic incident. This bike has been repurposed as part of the museums road safety exhibition.

Currently on display at the museum.

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Ford escort

1988

Donated to the museum in early 2023, this Ford Escort was operational with the MPD (ministry of defence police) before being lovingly restored by MDP volunteers.

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